Have you ever had a day where the kids just couldn't mind? After their quiet time, I took them outside to play. But they argued and whined. Julie kept wanting to go in the front and we were playing in the back. It was 90 degrees out. I wasn't having the best of time and it seemed neither were the kids.
So we came inside and I thought they would play with their toys. Instead, they ran around and fought. And made a mess of toys, but didn't play. It was driving me nuts.
And this is where I insert that I was drinking some NC Cherry Soda (aptly named Cheerwine) and I started feeling like if "wine" was in the name, they should probably put some in the drink! Ha!
Anywho, I decided that I want my kids to sit in one place. Eureka! I had an idea. I needed to return a library book this week and suddenly, I decided it had to be today. Because I knew that if I put the kids in the car (with snacks and milk) they would sit and eat..meaning they would sorta behave.
And that's exactly what I did. It was a slice of heaven for 30 minutes. Now I should mention that the library is only 10 minutes away. But I took the longest route-and then some. And it worked. They snacked and behaved. I got a little bit of the break I needed.
Sometimes you just have to do what works. But don't come to me for any parenting advice. I feel as if I have sunk to a new low.
In other news, I came across this at Walmart the other day and it was hit with Justin.
He loves Key Lime Pie, I'm pretty indifferent to it. But I did like the cookies. Of course, the kids didn't. It was "too sour" as Jax puts it.
And lastly, the purse organization struggle still continues. It's supposed to look like this:
(Notice the missing purse?)
Oh-here it is. In the Mr. Potato Head bin. That really makes sense.